Steps leading up from the garden, July 2008
|Location||West Point, New York|
|Nearest city||Highland Falls, New York|
|Operated by||Federal government|
Kosciuszko's Garden is a small retreat garden built by Tadeusz Kosciuszko on the side of a cliff overlooking the Hudson River at West Point, New York. First constructed in 1778, it still offers visitors and cadets a place of quiet tranquility during the warmer months. The "General Edward L. Rowny Family Endowment" was established to further sustain perpetual care and maintenance of the Garden and to dedicate a plaque commemorating the occasion.
Dr. James Thacher described it in his diary, "Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a gentleman of distinction from Poland...amused himself while stationed on the point, in laying out a curious garden in a deep valley, abounding more in rocks than soil. I was gratified in viewing his curious water fountain with jets and cascades.":71
- "Tour of West Point Kosciuszko'z Garden (Slide 16 of 16)". USMA.edu. Retrieved 2010-01-02.[dead link]
- "FOR YOUR FREEDOM AND OURS". American Association of the Friends of Kosciuszko at West Point, Inc. Retrieved 2009-02-14.
- Storozynski, A., 2009, The Peasant Prince, New York: St. Martin's Press, ISBN 9780312388027